María Sánchez Melero

Additive manufacturing applications in the furniture and wood industry

Within the framework of the ALLVIEW project, CENFIM has carried out a small desk research to identify the current applications of additive manufacturing in the furniture and wood sector beyond the manufacture of prototypes. The following lines present a summary of the main applications that we have detected and that refer to the most fundamental and revolutionary aspects of this technology, such as energy-material efficiency and respect for the environment, product customization and agility in the creation of new products.… Read More »Additive manufacturing applications in the furniture and wood industry

New 3D printing platform for plastic series components

3D-Systems has announced the SLA 750 stereolithography solution for additive manufacturing, which is designed to make it easier to produce large products or high volumes. The new range includes the SLA 750 and SLA 750 Dual 3D printers, as well as the new Accura AMX Durable Natural material and the Post Cure 1050 post-processing system. This new manufacturing solution has the potential to enable cost-effective SLA batch production. This is demonstrated by the fact that twice the speed and three… Read More »New 3D printing platform for plastic series components

Metal Additive Manufacturing 2022-2032: Technology and Market Outlook

Benchmarking of 3D printing technologies, granular market forecasts, and complete player analysis After initial commercialization in the 1990s, metal additive manufacturing (also referred to as 3D printing of metals) has witnessed a flurry of interest in recent years. Key players have been quick to capitalize on this demand, enjoying exponential revenue growth since 2013 as a result. This comprehensive technical report from IDTechEx gives the detailed status and outlook for the industry. Built upon an extensive history in the market… Read More »Metal Additive Manufacturing 2022-2032: Technology and Market Outlook

The SAMANTHA project allies with another Erasmus+ project in the field of Additive Manufacturing

SAM project is a Sector Skills Strategy in Additive Manufacturing which has similar objectives with this initiative SAM project is a Sector Skills Strategy in Additive Manufacturing which aims to tackle the current European need for developing an effective system to identify and anticipate the right skills for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) sector demands in response to the increasing labour market needs, thus, contributing for the smart, sustainable and inclusive growth of the AM sector in line with the SAMANTHA… Read More »The SAMANTHA project allies with another Erasmus+ project in the field of Additive Manufacturing

SENIOR TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE THANKS TO THE MENTORS

The e-learning pilot courses of the SAMANTHA project aims to proof the validity of the training course that the partners have developed during these two years of activity. Within this training activity a special task will be played by the Mentors, a peculiar figure that will support the learners in their activities focused to deepen the several aspects of Additive Manufacturing and the transversal skills. Partners will involve 16 senior experts in order to create open debates and the acquisition… Read More »SENIOR TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE THANKS TO THE MENTORS

CRAFT4.0: an excellent Additive Manufacturing training complementary to SAMANTHA one

As you know, in the SAMANTHA project we are about to publish an innovative training programme that will address the lack of high-tech T-shaped skills for the correct deployment of Additive Manufacturing in the value chains of the Toolmaking and Habitat related products manufacturing industry. Along the same line, another project, CRAFT4.0, also aims to facilitate the access to Additive Manufacturing technology, but in this case, in traditional manufacturing sectors (furniture, interior design, textiles, etc.). The purpose is to improve… Read More »CRAFT4.0: an excellent Additive Manufacturing training complementary to SAMANTHA one

AGC Ceramics and voxeljet develop new Brightorb ceramics for 3D printing

Specifically designed on the VX1000 for investment casting shells and cores In a joint tailoring project, Japanese ceramics expert AGC Ceramics Co., Ltd (AGCC) and voxeljet AG have qualified the high-performance ceramic material Brightorb for 3D printing. In addition to potential applications in the production of structural components and works of art, the material is particularly suitable for 3D printing of highly complex molds and cores for metal casting. Brightorb was developed on a VX1000 with a build volume of… Read More »AGC Ceramics and voxeljet develop new Brightorb ceramics for 3D printing

BVN and UTS invent robotic 3D-printed air cooling system

BVN Architecture and the University of Technology Sydney have teamed up to design what they say is “the world’s first robotically 3D-printed air-diffusion system”, called “Systems Reef 2”, or SR2. SR2 reinvents air distribution: replacing steel with recycled plastic, square corners with aerodynamic curves, and large vents with fine pores. The building sector is responsible for nearly 40 percent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions and SR2 tackles this problem head on. It offers a 90 percent reduction in embodied carbon when compared to… Read More »BVN and UTS invent robotic 3D-printed air cooling system

How to use digital modeling and additive manufacturing in traditional sectors: CRAFT4.0 case studies

The project CRAFT4.0 aims to facilitate access to additive manufacturing technology to traditional manufacturing sectors, including furniture and habitat. The main objective is to improve the digital skills of artists and artisans who want to train and acquire new skills in digital modeling and additive manufacturing, as 3D printing. A training program will be developed to acquire technical knowledge (2D / 3D CAD, Blender 3D, Tinkercad 3D Modeling, etc.) and also skills of strategic nature (entrepreneurship, marketing, use of ICTs… Read More »How to use digital modeling and additive manufacturing in traditional sectors: CRAFT4.0 case studies

FOUR TECHNOLOGY CENTRES LAUNCH READI TO PROMOTE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES​

The Network of Excellence in Additive Manufacturing (READI) was born from the commitment of IDONIAL, LEITAT, AIMEN and AITIIP, four technology centres that combine their experience and enhance their capabilities in the field of additive manufacturing in order to facilitate its implementation at an industrial level.  Specifically, the project is built around four strategic axes: technological strengthening and applied research; human resources training and improving the competitiveness of researchers; internationalisation and strategic positioning; and technology transfer to industries and market… Read More »FOUR TECHNOLOGY CENTRES LAUNCH READI TO PROMOTE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES​